I must admit I'm a little bit nervous. Even though I have about 10 years in Communications behind me and been a native online since the mid-90s (yes I'm old) – this is really the first time I'm writing a personal blog post.
Fast forward 25 years and I have a Master of Arts in Teaching, I am employed as a Communications Officer at the university in my hometown and trying to squeeze in as much of the web as possible into my 9-to-5. As I've just finished my first major assignment as a Web Project Manager I find myself thinking a lot about the future of my career: What's missing? What should I keep? How do I want to work? With whom?
A feeling has been growing on me. It was a bit evasive at first but I think I've managed to put my finger on it:
I have all this hands-on knowledge, about programming, how the web works, what's good design, how to build a website, when to use/not use a SaaS etc. But I'm not really making use of that in my career. And I'm not sure anyone else really know this about me.
If that sounds a bit strange, yes it probably is. But to me, it also sounds a lot like me 🤷🏻
So, here is my plan:
With this as my guiding stars, I hope to rediscover my passion for web development. And doing it in a different, more personal, way this time. Follow me on DEV to tag along on the journey!